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Workshop: Advances in Causal Understanding for Risk-based Decision Making

March 6-7, 2017

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418

New molecular and bioinformatic approaches have advanced understanding of how molecular pathways are affected by exposure and the molecular networks involved in disease. However, these advances are often not yet deemed sufficient to establish causality for public health risk assessments; regulators still rely primarily on traditional apical endpoints, such as those endpoints observed in animal studies. Join a workshop on March 6-7, 2017, hosted by the Standing Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions, to discuss the current thinking surrounding causal models, how novel approaches and tools are relevant for environmental health, and how they can be incorporated into the decision making process. Environmental health experts, toxicologists, statisticians, sociologists, epidemiologists, regulators, will be joined by experts from other fields that utilize different data streams for establishing causality in complex systems.

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  • Suggested Reading List
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